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Extra Life 24 Hour Board Game Marathon benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • The Rook & Pawn 294 West Washington Street Athens, GA, 30601 United States (map)

Kyle had a thought.

"I'm going to be very full from Thanksgiving so I need to burn some calories rolling dice."

Well Kyle it's your lucky day!

On Friday November 27th starting at 9AM come help us start a new Athens Thansgiving tradition as we host a 24 hour board gaming event to support the Children's Hospital of Atlanta through Extra Life!  

We will open at 9:00AM on the Friday after Thanksgiving and STAY open until the next day so whoever wants to join our team can stay up for 24 hours playing board games!  Ever wanted to actually finish a game of Monopoly, or for that matter, Twilight Imperium?  Here's your chance!  We will be open as usual during the day but will reserve tables for team members.  After our official close time access will be limited ONLY to those that registered with our Extra Life team or have created their own Extra Life team (see below).  

We would love for you to join us and raise some money for this great cause!  Our goal for The Rook & Pawn team is to raise at least $10000 for CHOA.  If you don't think you can swing staying up for 24 hours, just come on by the cafe and hang out-- we will also be donating a portion of our proceeds from that day as well.  

Notent Notable:  If you join our team the membership fee will be waived for the day, and we will have perks for you as well including coordinated group games (Werewolf, 2 Rooms & A Boom, etc.), giveaways, food/drinks specials, and more!   


Extra Life Fundraising is performed individually and as a part of a team. Step One: Sign up and create your individual profile at Its through this individual profile that you will solicit donations on behalf of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta from friends and family. Step Two: join Team Rook & Pawn at the following link:

Joining our team comes with all the perks above (after-hours access to the cafe, food/drink deals, etc.) and your individual donations will count towards our $10,000 goal!

You are also welcome to create your own team and come game with us on our Extra Life Gameday. Just send us an email with your team name and roster and we will include in all the fun!

See below for a message from Extra Life to see why this is such an important cause.  If you have any questions contact us at  Happy Gaming!


From Extra Life:

Our team is on a mission to save kids through gaming, and we need your help. Each of us has chosen our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

We'll be part of a huge international celebration of the social impact of gamers with Extra Life and it's our sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support us with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to that team member's chosen hospital.Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. Last year, Extra Life raised more than 6 million dollars to save kids, but in 2015 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher. We can't do this without your help. Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click a participant's name and then click the "Support This Participant" button on this page. Thank you for caring for our kids!

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